Handy.com making huge leaps in the online home service provision business

The advent of the information age has led to changes in the way services were conventionally offered. However, this does not mean that there have been huge changes in the attitudes of people towards the delivery of the same services. For instance, companies like Uber were hailed for simplifying the public transport systems. However, a few years down the line, it is emerging that people still trust their regular cab guy more than the cheaper and more convenient Uber driver, which has led to a huge setback for the company.

The same case applies to providers of services such as home cleaning and similar services. This is the backdrop against which Hanrahan and Dua, the duo that founded Handy have had to operate under. Hanrahan was of the idea that they should take their services online from the word go. On the other hand, Dua thought that the idea might fall apart on them, and for a while, it seemed like it was right. Even when they received some funding in September, Dua still feared that ‘Unicorns would fall’. Then they got the $50million Series C venture capital funding and the pressure eased a little.

The on boarding process did plummet the company 40 percent, just as Dua had predicted, but this was not the end of the road for the company. The problem made them cancel thousands of bookings and the complaints skyrocketed. The problem was starting to resemble another one they had encountered a year before when they put everyone on the recurrent service plan with no opting out option. But for the duo, this was just a stumble on the long path to success.

The bookings are back on track for handy.com, and the venture capital they have raised is about $110 million. Business is better than it has ever been, and they are looking forward to better times and experiences in the future.


Make Wen By Chaz Your Choice For Hair Care

If you are like most women, one of the most important parts of your look is your hair. You want it to be able to go from day to night, and to any type of event that you need to attend looking good. For so many women, problems occur with their hair, and it isn’t easy for them to find a product that will assist them in getting it in shape. They need a product like Wen by Chaz that will make their hair behave.

Wen By Chaz Is A Hair Care Product That Really Works

The Wen by Chaz hair care product works well for all hair types. If a woman has oily or dry hair, it will work for her. This is the beauty of the product. It helps all hair types to become healthier, which allows a woman the ability to make it look great at all times. This product shows results in a very short time, and many women use it all the time, giving them fantastic results.

How Does A Woman Use The Wen By Chaz Hair Care Product, And Is It Safe To Use?

Since Wen by Chaz Dean is a shampoo and a conditioner in one, it is very easy to use. In one or two applications, a woman will have her hair needs taken care of. This will save her time and money, and it will allow her to have the hair that she always wanted to have. It will look good, and feel soft to the touch. She will be able to style it easier too.

When you try Wen by Chaz, you will want to stock up on some bottles. You never want to be without it, and you might also want to give some to your friends or family as gifts so they can enjoy it too. For more info, subscribe to WEN’s YouTube channel and view the company profile at this page: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/wen-hair-care#/entity.


Foreign Bank Earnings Increase In Brazil In The Third Quarter of 2016


Brazil is quietly pulling itself out of the recessionary hole that has kept the country in the news for the last two years. Foreign banks like Spain’s Banco Santander reported an increase in earnings in the third quarter of 2016 in Brazil. The bank also reported losses in Britain and at home. The positive banking news is not a surprise to business executives like Flavio Maluf, the CEO of the building material supplier, Eucatex. Maluf sees the bright spots in the economy as well. Eucatex is a leader in the eco-friendly initiative in Brazil. The company is all about teamwork, respecting the environment, and social responsibility. The mission statement of the company can be summed up in a few words. Eucatex wants to use natural resources in a sustainable manner and produce products at reasonable prices.



Maluf decided to turn his family-owned business into an environmentally conscious company when he was named president in 1997. Flavio played a key role in the reforestation project in Brazil. Eucatex owns a eucalyptus tree forest. The company plants new trees every year to replace the trees they use to make doors, floorboards, ceiling tiles and other products. Maluf believes in transparency, ethical behavior, team building, and the value of every human being. For the last 20 years, Flavio Maluf has fostered creativity and innovation in the members of his team and in the country of Brazil.



Eucatex wasn’t always a renewable energy user and a company that abides by the principles of recycling, reusing, and reducing. In fact, the Eucatex concept was born from the company, Americana Sawmill Americana, owned by the Maluf family in the state of Sao Paulo. In 1954, Flavio’s grandfather wanted to come with a product made out of the excess eucalyptus wood that was lying around the sawmill. Eucatex is now considered one of the top building material suppliers in the industry. Flavio opened offices in key cities around the world. The offshore Eucatex team sells doors, paint, varnishes, floorboards, MDF panels and the famous eucalyptus ceiling tiles to home improvement stores and construction companies.


Entrepreneur Keith Mann And The Growth Of Dynamic Search Partners

New Yorker Keith Mann is a project manager, business consultant, entrepreneur and the co-founder and director of the executive employment services company Dynamics Search Partners. The company specializes in finding executive staff for hedge funds and companies involved in alternative investments. Founded in 2009, the company has helped to fill over 2,000 positions. It is known for its ability to identify and place some of the best executives in the financial services industry. Dynamic Search Partners now has among the country’s largest databases filled with top-quality investment executives.


Keith Mann has spent over 15 years involved in executive searches for major financial services companies. During that time he has developed a great deal of expertise in hiring and staffing strategy as well as hedge fund compensation. Before co-founding Dynamic Search Partners, Mann was one of Dynamic Executive Search’s managing directors. His job was to recruit experienced, well-trained executives to meet the needs of global financial services companies. He identified the growing need for executives in the hedge fund industry and created a section of the company which dealt with the alternative investment practice in 2002. By 2006 he expanded it to serve the private equity industry.


In 2009 the burgeoning need in the alternative investment industry led Mann to create Dynamic Search Partners. Dedicated exclusively to meeting the needs of alternative investment firms, DSP is now one of the industry’s premier executive search companies. The company helps firms find the best marketing, investment and internal strategy executives and other personnel. DSP has clients throughout Europe, Asia and the United States in the alternative investment industry and is responsible for filling more than 200 executive positions each year. And Keith Mann handles the daily operations.


One key to the success of Dynamic Search Partners is Mann’s ability to identify, understand and meet the needs of his growing international client base. He’s driven by the desire to be able to provide the industry’s best executive candidates. Plus his willingness to learn and grow has helped to set his company apart. That learning is informed by research, technology and collaborating with his staff.

New Vegan Snack HIPPEAS Seeks to Inspire Change

HIPPEAS is a new organic chickpeas puff snack that seeks to unite the modern day hippies to promote a more healthy lifestyle for the body, mind and earth. Designed to provide a healthy alternative to snacking, HIPPEAS are made free of harmful ingredients such as MSG’s, GMO’s or other added preservatives. Instead, HIPPEAS are packed with essential nutrients to make sure even snacks can be healthy.

They are an excellent source of fiber as well as protein. HIPPEAS are Vegan-approved as they are certified gluten free, organic and always packed with good vibes. In Herbs We Trust, Sweet & Smokin’, Far Out Fajita, and Pepper Power are some of the tasty different flavors that HIPPEAS come in. Each delicious serving packs 4 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber with only a total of 130 calories. Chickpeas were chosen as the key ingredient because of their plant-based nature as well as their ability to give back to the earth by the release of nitrogen.

Livio Bisterzo is the CEO and founder of Green Park Brands, the company that created and operates HIPPEAS. Originating from Italy, Bisterzo attended the University of the Arts in London and has several years of experience in entrepreneurship. Before founding Green Park Brands in 2015, Bisterzo was involved in several successful companies in a variety of fields ranging from lifestyle to hospitality.

With the advent of Green Park Brands and their feature product HIPPEAS, Bisterzo sought to revolutionize the snacking culture and create a brand that would promote overall health and impactful social change. In that way, HIPPEAS partnered with Farm America to donate a portion of their profits to this organization to help farms in eastern Africa get out of poverty. HIPPEAS is also working on a long term project to create a supply chain in Ethiopia by supporting local farmers and creating a fair-trade network. Being a millennial-driven business, HIPPEAS shares the global perspective that this generation shares by making efforts to improve health and create a more socially conscious world.

In an interview withForbes Magazine, Bisterzo said that he “wanted to create a very powerful, culturally relevant brand” through HIPPEAS. Although already proving to be wildly popular with consumers, HIPPEAS is just the tip of the iceberg for Green Park Brands as they seek to create more products in the health and nutrition market that will promote the same ideals and positive change that HIPPEAS is spreading now.

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Securus Showing Industry How To Run Ethical Business Through BBB Accreditation

There are all sorts of ways to serve the criminal justice system. Just take a look at a company called Securus Technologies. This awesome company provides telephone and telecommunications services to prisons and jails through exclusive government contracts. If you have ever watched a documentary concerning a criminal, like Making A Murder, you have probably listened to some recorded phone calls into the prison. Those phone calls are serviced by companies like Securus.


But Securus goes above and beyond. They have this technology team that keeps updating their software and offering law enforcement different tools in order to make our community safer. They have come up with this crazy new software that allows law enforcement officials to search through an entire database of recorded phone calls. All they need to do is get the vocal signature of one person and the algorithm goes ahead and searches for every phone call that person ever made.


And the coolest thing about this company is that they do not take advantage of their customers. Their customers are the prisoners and they are literally locked up behind bars. Businesswise, it is like shooting fish in a barrel. They could choose to charge whatever they want but they keep the rates reasonable and keep offering new technologies to prisoners and their families.


They recently acquired a company named JPaythat is a leader in the telecommunications industry. This acquisition should allow prisoners more access to technology while keeping prices for the technology very reasonable. And it is customer service like this that has kept Securus at an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.


But the BBB recently bestowed accreditation on Securus. Accreditation is only given to companies that show high marks for integrity, trustworthiness, transparency, a commitment to privacy, and a commitment to honoring promises.


Meet the Great Musician; NorkaLuque who has Inspired Many People

Norka Luque is a great motivator who has created a new air of positivity for people to pursue their dreams. Her story is one full of inspiration, where the impossible world exists. This sweet Venezuelan is a dreamer who discovered her passion and love for music when she was eight years old. Norka Luque has always been clear on her goals bringing through a positive message full of hope through her music.

With unconditional support from her parents, Norka started her music training with voice practice classes while she was pursuing her academic education. This included classes for piano, ballet as well as flamenco classes. Her educational background allowed her to become part of a band, which connected her to her dreams of becoming a singer.

Four years before Norka joined the music band, a musical producer; Emilio Estefan Jr. was impressed by her work and was interested in opening a door for her long life dream of singing. The great musician had a belief that she could make the world a better place. It also helped her in overcoming her personal crisis she endured as well as comprehending the simple fact: that being alive is a miracle itself.

The Production of her First Song

Under the direction of Emilio Estefan and a composition of HermanosGaita’n, Archie Pena and Luigi Giraldo and a great team of producers, Norka created the MILAGRO and El Carta song. The song has been a major hit in the US, Venezuela, and Puerto Rico. It is one of the favorite songs in the prestigious Latin Music Billboards. Being a mixture of Caribbean sounds, Mediterranean traces, reggae and combined with a beautiful message, MILAGRO has been a recipe for success.

In 2011, Norka produced her first single music – as you do, which was composed by Archie Pena. This earned Norka a lot of fame, and she was selected in the Premios Lo Nuestro as the Female Pop Musician of the Year. In 2012, Norka performed her next single called Miracle. The song honored her album’s name and was written by composer Archie Pena.

It was produced in several versions by the renowned arranger, Cucco Pena who made the salsa version. NorkaLuque also performed an English dance version of Miracle, which was remixed by DJ Ralphi Rosario. Norka is currently working on the relaunch of the third single; Tomorrowland.

Looming courtroom battle between the former Hawks ownership and AIG insurance firm.

The previous ownership group of the Atlanta Hawks NBA franchise has taken legal action against AIG. According to the previous Hawks ownership group, which includes UCG founder Bruce Levenson, the lawsuit filed against the New Hampshire Insurance company alleges a violation of a contract agreement with the insurance firm concerning the settlement of claims. An official press release statement on Forbes by the current Hawks ownership led by the principal owner Tony Ressler, claims that the new regime is fully aware of the lawsuit although they are not part of it. The statement further adds that the principal parties behind the lawsuit no longer have existing connections with the NBA franchise.

The legal action taken by the previous Hawks ownership was prompted by the refusal of AIG to admit receipt of a notification of claim forwarded by Danny Ferry, the previous general manager of Hawks organization, and agree to settle the covered claims. The Hawks organization had taken insurance coverage with AIG against losses pertaining to employment practices. The cover included, but not restricted to, particular acts of unlawful termination as well as workplace torts.

In regards to the claim notice, there are court materials that prove that Hawks organization notified AIG that Danny Ferry had stated claims that in Hawks’ judgment were covered. So based on the aforementioned facts, the previous Hawks ownership firmly believes that AIG had no concrete reasons to neither argue that it wasn’t given a claim notice nor refute that its insurance policy didn’t cover the claim. Although the claim is confidential as proven by, the court documents, the claim seeks to obtain a further 50 % fine for the due loss and legal fees and expenses.

Bruce Levenson is the previous proprietor of the Atlanta Hawks Basketball and Entertainment LLC. He boasts of a rich educational background having earned a law degree from the American University. He is the husband to Karen and a father of three sons. Apart from business, he also takes part in philanthropic activities and helped fund the center for Philanthropy and not-for-profit leadership at the University of Maryland.

The Genius Behind Lime Crime

Lime Crime offers an extensive line of very innovative products that are for the individual that likes the free form of self expression provided by the high quality cosmetic line. Some might wonder who is the genius behind Lime Crime. Well, the founder of the company is the wonderful Doe Deere. She is the inspiration behind the products that place a new spin on the way people regard makeup. Doe Deere introduced her fabulous line of products to the public in 2008. The makeup line quickly caught on with people that preferred dazzling colors that blew traditional colors out of the water. Today, the company is a true social media darling with millions of followers on Tumblr.


Metallics Taking Over

True, the genius behind Lime Crime is Doe Deere. She seems to have a natural instinct for the type of cosmetics that inspire her league of unicorn followers. This is probably due to a natural ability along with the fact that she has her ear to the social media grapevine. Recent news surfaced that the metallic Velvetine line of lipsticks were voted to be one of the top 22 lipsticks to shop now by MTV’s UK beauty site. This is an amazing journey for a company that started very small and ended up attracting millions of followers through their social media site on Twitter. They also have millions of satisfied customers world-wide.


About Lime Crime

Their line of cosmetics are preferred because they do not smear. They are extremely long wearing and their dazzling colors do not fade quickly. Lime Crime has set a new standard for makeup. Makeup does not have to be boring. Dazzling colors that last are a way for the individual to openly express their creativity. You can’t beat that philosophy. There is plenty to admire about the company too. Their entire line of cosmetics is vegan and completely cruelty free. Doe Deere remains a very positive figure in the makeup and beauty industry because of her strong beliefs in producing high quality products. Don’t miss your opportunity to try the wonderful line of original makeup. Check out the website and follow the company on social media.

Everything You Need to Know About Medicare Advantage Plans

People who have subscribed for Medicare can receive their coverage through either a Medicare Advantage or Original Medicare program. The two options are different and these differences are as a result of the amendments that were done to the Original Medicare plans to form Medicare Advantage. Original Medicare was administered through the federal government, but the new system can be accessed through private insurance companies.

Medicare Advantage plans cover Part A and B benefits just like it has been with the Original Medicare plans. Some plans also cover additional benefits like dental care, hearing and vision. If you need a service that is categorized as not necessary under your plan, you may be forced to cover all costs incurred, but there is also room for an appeal against the decision to deny you the right to enjoy cover. You can request an advance coverage decision, which lets you know in advance whether a particular service will be covered by the plan.

Enrolling for Medicare Advantage does not exempt you from paying monthly Part B premiums. Each Medicare Advantage plan should provide both Part A and Part B services that are offered by the Original Medicare, but there should be different restrictions and rules affecting how the care is administered. Note that every Medicare Advantage plan should specify a limit on your out-of-pocket expenses for both Part A and B services.

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InnocaCare: What we do
InnovaCare is an established managed healthcare services provider stationed in North America. They offer two avenues of care namely the Provider Networks and Medicare Advantage. The provider Network avenue takes care of revenue management and patient services that can help to maximize operations while maintaining cost-effectiveness. The Medicare Advantage avenue offers comprehensive benefits that contribute to emotional and mental health.

InnovaCare: Leadership
Rick Shinto, M.D. is the president and CEO of InnovaCare. Prior to joining InnovaCare, Richard Shinto worked as the president of Aveta Inc., until 2008, from where he gained useful experience. He is the CEO of InnovaCare Health plans within Puerto Rico and he has authored several articles on clinical medicine and healthcare.

Richard works with Penelope Kokkinides, the Chief Administrative Officer to ensure the plans offered by the company are in line with the expectations of their clients. Penelope Kokkinides joined InnovaCare in 2015, having served as the Chief Operating Officer at Aveta Inc. He boats of over 20 years experience in the healthcare industry and she has extensive expertise and knowledge in creating clinical programs.